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Community and Worship

(1 Samuel 3:1-20, 1 Corinthians 14:12-20) As many as 1 million older people are starving in their homes because of loneliness and isolation, according to a cross-party parliamentary report. There is always a degree of hype around such headlines. But if it’s anywhere near true, it’s a real sign of how, paradoxically, when we are bound ever more tightly together in a global community, people are becoming ever more disconnected from one another. Our faith should pull us in the opposite direction. But more and more, religion is seen as an entirely personal, and largely individualistic, thing. Yes, we worship together. But, on the whole, we come, do we not, to express our relationship with G